This is a short interview with the SHANKSVILLE, Pa. coroner Wallace Miller.
May 29, 2007
Washington Post Article
I am also well into telling the truth, and thats why I have to say, whether this is being right or wrong, omission is as well as efficient as lying,
The contents of this quotes changes drastically when you get the whole paragraph and the one before, meaning:
"As coroner, responsible for returning human remains, Miller has been forced to share with the families information that is unimaginable. As he clinically recounts to them, holding back very few details, the 33 passengers, seven crew and four hijackers together weighed roughly 7,000 pounds. They were essentially cremated together upon impact. Hundreds of searchers who climbed the hemlocks and combed the woods for weeks were able to find about 1,500 mostly scorched samples of human tissue totaling less than 600 pounds, or about 8 percent of the total.
Miller was among the very first to arrive after 10:06 on the magnificently sunny morning of September 11. He was stunned at how small the smoking crater looked, he says, "like someone took a scrap truck, dug a 10-foot ditch and dumped all this trash into it." Once he was able to absorb the scene, Miller says, "I stopped being coroner after about 20 minutes, because there were no bodies there. It became like a giant funeral service." As a funeral director, Miller says, he is honored and humbled to preside over what has become essentially an immense cemetery stretching far into the scenic wooded mountain ridge. He considers it the final resting place of 40 national heroes.
Misquoting does not help guys...
September 3, 2006
Did Loose Change bring you here????
If you were browsing the list of evidence from the movie Loose Change and you were linked to this audio file it is not where you find the following quote:
He was stunned at how small the smoking crater looked, he says, "like someone took a scrap truck, dug a 10-foot ditch and dumped all this trash into it." Once he was able to absorb the scene, Miller says, "I stopped being coroner after about 20 minutes, because there were no bodies there.
Miller reportedly did say these lines to the Washington Post which can be viewed here:
August 7, 2006
Slim on content for its length.
To summarize this interview, Wallace Miller says that he: 1) Met Bush briefly at the 1 year anniversary of 9/11, 2) Saw a section of an aircraft engine at the crash site that "weighed about a thousand pounds", 3) Believes that an aircraft crashed there, 4) Finds himself incredulous at the line of questioning, and 5) Senses that he is being led into an area that could get him misquoted, and so opts to end the interview.
The interviewer, who does not identify himself, clearly had an agenda that the subject (Mr. Miller) was not aware of prior to the interview, which he may or may not have been aware was being recorded, and Miller is clearly offended by the agenda. Not a professional interview.
December 31, 2005
"The coroner, who arrived hours after that particular crash said that the crater looked like, ÃÂsomeone took a scrap truck, dug a 10-foot ditch and dumped all this trash into it.ÃÂ And once he was able to absorb the scene, he said, ÃÂI stopped being coroner after about 20 minutes, because there were no bodies there.'"